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Royal Mail

Asked about the intended strike by Royal Mail workers, the PMS said that the Government and Pat McFadden in particular had been in touch with both sides in the putative dispute. Lord Mandelson had made it clear that any strike would be suicidal. The concern was that any run-up to a strike would mean the Royal Mail losing business that might not return and that was always a concern. The Government did not have any intention to intervene but would certainly continue to talk to all parties involved.

Asked why the Government would not intervene given that it was a public company, the PMS said it was not appropriate for the Government to intervene given that it was in close consultation with both parties. That was the way we hoped this dispute could be settled. Put that the Government was standing aside, the PMS said that the Government was actively involved in discussions with all parties.

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